CHAPTER 9. FIRE PREVENTION CODE.
CHAPTER 9. FIRE PREVENTION CODE.
Sec. 9-9-26. Appendix Chapter 1—Administration.
Appendix Chapter 1 Administration is hereby amended as
(a) Section 101.1 is amended to read as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of
the City of Woodland, hereinafter referred to as “this
(b) Section 105.1.4 is added to read as follows:
105.1.4 Sale or delivery without permit. No person shall sell,
deliver or cause to be delivered, any hazardous commodity to any person not in
possession of a valid permit when such permit is required by the provisions of
(c) Section 105.3.3 is amended to reads as follows:
105.3.3 Occupancy and use, prohibited before approval. The building
or structure shall not be occupied prior to the fire code official issuing a
permit that indicates that applicable provisions of this code have been met. No
appliance, device, equipment, or system shall be operated or used until the
installation has been approved and permitted by the fire code official and all
applicable provisions of this code have been met. It shall be the duty of the
permit applicant or contractor or both to cause the work to remain accessible
and exposed for inspection purposes.
(d) Section 105.4.1 is amended to
read as follows:
105.4.1 Submittals. Construction documents shall be submitted in one
or more sets and in such form and detail as required by the fire code official.
The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional
where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be
constructed. Except as otherwise determined by the fire code official, plans for
the construction, alteration, repair, or conversion of buildings or portions
thereof which are classified as high-rise buildings, Use Groups A, E, H, I, L
and R occupancies, except Group R-3 occupancies, shall be submitted for review
prior to obtaining a building permit. The Fire Department shall check for
compliance with state and local laws and regulations that relate to fire and
(e) Section 105.1.1 is amended to read as
105.1.1 Permits and fees. Permits required by this code shall be
obtained from the fire code official. Permit fees, if any, shall be paid prior
to issuance of the permits. Issued permits shall be kept on the premises
designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by
the fire code official.
Permit fees for each permit shall be as set forth in the “The City of
Woodland Comprehensive Fee Schedule,” except for permits issued covering
work performed on buildings or structures owned, leased, or operated by any
City, County, State, Federal government agency, or any public agency or
(f) Section 108.1 is amended to read as follows:
108.1 Board of appeals established. In order to hear and decide
appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official
relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be and
is hereby created a board of appeals. The board of appeals shall be known as the
fire code board of appeals and consistent of the membership appointed by the
council under the provisions of the Building Code in use in the city. The board
of appeals shall be appointed by the governing body and shall hold office at its
pleasure. The Fire Chief shall be an ex officio member of said board but shall
have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall adopt rules of
procedure as established for the building code board of appeals for conducting
its business, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the
appellant with a duplicate copy to the fire code official.
The fee for appeals shall be consistent with the City of Woodland Building
Code and as stipulated in the City of Woodland schedule of
(g) Section 108.4 is added to read as follows:
108.4 Procedures for appeals.
(a) Whenever the fire chief disapproves an application or
refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions
of the code do not apply or that the meaning and the intent of the code have
been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, an appeal therefore may be taken to
the board of appeal by any person. A written notice of the appeal must be filed
in triplicate with the office of the fire chief within ten days after the date
of the decision or action being appealed, the fire chief shall transmit to the
board of appeals all his records pertaining to the decision or action being
(b) The filing of the notice of appeal shall stay all
proceedings by all parties in connection with the matter upon which the appeal
is taken until determination of the appeal is hereinafter provided.
(c) The board of appeals shall set the matter for public hearing
not more than thirty days after the filing of the notice of appeal. The
secretary to the board of appeals shall notify the appellant of the time and
place for such hearing. At the hearing, the appellant and interested person
shall be afforded the opportunity to present written and/oral testimony. The
board of appeals may continue the hearing from time to time.
(d) Notice of the decision of the board of appeals shall be
provided by certified mail to the party initiating the appeal.
(e) A decision of the board of appeals may be appealed to the
city council by an interested party by filing a written notice of appeal with
the city clerk within five days of the date of the mailing of the notice of
decision of the board of appeals. Upon receipt of the notice of appeal, the city
clerk will place the matter before the city council at its next regularly
scheduled meeting. The city council may continue the hearing from time to
(f) The city council may reverse, or affirm wholly or partly, or
modify any decision of the board of appeals and may make such decisions as the
facts warrant. The decision of the city council is final.
109.3 is amended to read as follows:
109.3 Violation penalties. Violation of any provision of this code
shall subject the violator to any or all of the following: suit for civil remedy
or criminal penalty, or the administrative penalties provided in Article VII of
Chapter 14A of the Woodland Municipal Code.
The criminal penalty for the first offense shall be punishable as an
infraction as defined by the California Penal Code, as amended from time to
time. The criminal penalty for a second offense or more, shall be punishable as
a misdemeanor as defined by the California Penal Code, as amended from time to
time. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as precluding the application
of the administrative penalties provided in Article VII of Chapter 14A of the
Woodland Municipal Code.
(Ord. No. 1489, § 5 (part).)